Windows 8.1 Now Available for Nonprofits

By Jane Meseck, Director of Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft Today, we’re excited to announce the availability of Windows 8.1 for nonprofits. Thanks to many of you, we received a tremendous response from the nonprofit community around the world with the launch Windows 8. Windows 8.1 is an evolution of the Windows 8 vision, bringing together powerful productivity…


Office 365 Donation: Helping Nonprofits Do More Good

By Lori Harnick, General Manager, Corporate Citizenship and Public Affairs As the needs of communities expand exponentially around the world and technology advancements accelerate with increasing speed, we’re taking a new step forward to help nonprofits more easily harness the power of technology to do more good. Starting today, Microsoft is significantly widening the scope of…


75 Years of Saving Babies

It was 1938 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the March of Dimes to combat childhood polio. Today, the nonprofit organization works to improve the health of mothers and babies, and bring awareness to prenatal issues like premature birth. Last night the organization celebrated 75 years of saving babies. To support the work of March…


13NTC Cloudy with a Chance of Awesome

By: Elisa Willman, Senior Marketing Communications Manager in Microsoft Citizenship This week I attended the Nonprofit Technology Conference, otherwise known as #13NTC to all the nonprofit techies. Microsoft has sponsored NTEN and NTC from the beginning, but this was my first opportunity to join this group of nonprofit professionals from around the world who are…


Meet Microsoft Citizenship at the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference

As an annual sponsor of the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), we believe it’s important to be an active, contributing member of the nonprofit technology community. Nonprofits provide an incredible service in addressing America’s most pressing social problems, while being an underserved industry in technology capacity and resources. We try to bridge the technology needs of…


And The Windows 8 Apps for Social Good Winners Are…

In November we launched the Windows 8 Apps for Social Good contest. You voted for your favorite app, and our judges voted for theirs. It was great to see the variety of social good apps submitted to the contest – nutrition, health care, emergency response, and more. The judges had a hard time selecting the…


The Ultimate Win8 Social Good Apps Voter’s Guide

Only one week left! Vote for the “People’s Choice Award” of the Windows 8 Apps for Social Good Contest and help an app maker win $10,000 and a Windows phone. To vote, simply register an account with NetSquared, click on the project page and add up to three projects to your ballot. The “People’s Choice”…


How Trickle Up Animated Their Nonprofit Story

“We simply don’t have the money to produce big videos every year,” shares Tyler McClelland of Trickle Up, a nonprofit organization that empowers women to break the cycle of poverty by starting sustainable livelihoods of their own. So they did what a lot of nonprofits do: create a short pitch deck. But through creative use…


Three Things Nonprofits Should Know About the New Office

Last week, we announced big news: the new Microsoft Office is available as a software donation to eligible nonprofits worldwide. Here’s the take-away There are many ways the new Microsoft Office will meet the needs of nonprofits everywhere as they strive to serve their local communities with limited technological resources and staff. Here are just…